The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened Chicago's first mass vaccination site in the parking lot of the United Center earlier this month, but two more large-scale vaccination sites will soon open within city limits. Today, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that two new mass vaccination sites will open in Chicago on April 5—at Chicago State University and the American Airlines Conference Center at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field.
The site at Chicago State University is a partnership between the Chicago Department of Public Health and CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), with vaccines administered by Howard Brown Health. At full capacity, the site will be able to accommodate 1,200 walk-up and 1,000 drive-through vaccination appointments every day. It will operate Monday through Friday from noon to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.
The site at the American Airlines Conference Center adjacent to Wrigley Field will be operated by Advocate Aurora Health and will initially be able to administer 2,000 vaccinations per day. The city has not yet announced hours for the location or the availability of walk-up and/or drive-through appointments.
Both mass vaccination sites will be by appointment only with no on-site registration. You'll be able to book appointments through ZocDoc—the city still says that appointments will be posted later this week. All Chicagoans eligible in phases 1A, 1B and 1C (which officially began on Monday, March 29) will be able to book appointments at either site. The sites are only open to Chicagoans, and you'll need to bring along proof of residency when you show up to your appointment.
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